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Problems with 5760 x 1080

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Problems with 5760 x 1080

    I've tried a few other forums, hopefully someone here can help me. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    I've built my retirement computer for gaming and a dozen other pursuits, and I'm not happy with the way Windows 8 works on my 3 1920 x 1080 monitors.

    If I configure my 2 x EVGA GTX690's to treat the 3 monitors as one 5760 x 1080 monitor for gaming, when I use another application and maximize the application, it stretches across all 3 monitors. I have to manually resize the window.

    When I had Windows 7 installed on the computer for a brief time, when I maximized an office application in 5760 x 1080 mode, it would maximize into a single monitor (a 1920 x 1080 workspace within the 5760 x 1080 virtual monitor.) After installing Windows 8 (clean install) it would only maximize into the entire workspace.

    Using the NVIDIA control panel to toggle between the 2 modes is not quick, and often requires a reboot.

    Is this something I have to live with, or am I missing something basic.

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. #2

    It must be something with settings, but it seems to work great, as it should : you configure your 3 monitors as one, so when you open maximized application, it opens in that one virtual monitor (3 real monitors), it doesn't really matter what you open, game, office program... So i would suggest to search, if its possible to set different modes for separate applications.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks. I would just accept the situation and live with it if I hadn't seen it working differently in Windows 7. At least it seems to remember my reduced window size for most applications when I reduce it.

    Different modes for different applications is a little cumbersome with the current NVIDIA drivers.

    Thanks for the response.
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